Versatile freestyler Griffin Eiber, from Centennial, Colorado, has given his verbal commitment to Indiana. Earlier today, his twin sister, Laurel, also announced her verbal to swim for the Hoosier women’s team.
Eiber announced his commitment via Twitter:
Very excited to announce my commitment to IU next year! #GoHoosiers ????⚪️ pic.twitter.com/SC3MADbMnd
— Griffin Eiber (@GriffinEiber) October 19, 2016
He swims for Aces Swim Club, under Eric Craven, and for Arapahoe High School. Eiber is the 2016 Colorado High School 5A State Champion in the 100 free, and the runner-up in the 200 free. He is the school record-holder in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free.
Eiber has three winter juniors cuts in short course yards (50 free through the 200 free). More recently, he has found success swimming long course meters, where he earned three winter national cuts in the last few months (50 free, 100 free and 200 IM). His best times are:
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Eiber truly had a great long course summer. At the Austin Futures Meet this past August, he took home second in the 50m free, second in the 100m free and third in the 200m IM. All of those swims were personal bests.
The Hoosiers will be grateful for Eiber’s freestyle prowess when he arrives in 2017 because they will have just graduated three of their top four middle-distance contributors: Jackson Miller, Max Irwin and Anze Tavcar. Fortunately, Eiber will have a year to train with Olympian sprinter Blake Pieroni.
Indiana is reloading this year. Eiber is the men’s team tenth commit for the Class of 2021, joining Thomas Vanderbrook, Nikola Miljenic, Bruno Blaskovic, Brock Brown, Gary Kostbade, Jared Fitzgerald, Matthew Jerden, Mohamed Samy and Spencer Lehman.
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